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Dr. Thomas Schlieve D.D.S., M.D. is a board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with advanced fellowship training in Oral/Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery.


His clinical practice focuses on the surgical treatment of diseases of the head and neck including oral and tongue cancers, benign and malignant jaw tumors such as ameloblastoma or osteosarcoma, salivary gland tumors, and a jaw bone disease known as osteonecrosis of the jaw.


Dr. Schlieve was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and obtained his undergraduate education with the University of Wisconsin, completing a B.S. in biology.  Following his undergraduate studies, he was educated in both dentistry (at Marquette University) and medicine (at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport School of Medicine).


Dr. Schlieve completed a four year residency in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery and internship in General Surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center before continuing his training in an accredited Oral/Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery Fellowship program at the University of Tennessee Medical Center and Cancer Institute.


A diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Dr. Schlieve has lectured both nationally and internationally.  He has authored multiple scientific articles and text book chapters in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and participates in community-wide outreach efforts to raise awareness of oral cancer.  As a research scientist and surgeon, Dr. Schlieve studies the same diseases he treats in the operating room.  His current research efforts are focused on diseases of the head and neck including jaw osteonecrosis and oral cancer.


 Dr. Schlieve offers exceptional skill in the diagnosis and treatment of oral, salivary, and jaw diseases and adheres to a strict code of ethics. Working at a prestigious and world-renowned university, Dr. Schlieve participates in ground breaking clinical trials, teaches future surgeons, and leads continuing education courses for practicing physicians.





When not in his clinic or the operating room, Dr. Schlieve enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and reading.  He participates in charity events for the Oral Cancer Foundation and can be found dining at many of Dallas’ great restaurants or watching his favorite Texas/Dallas sports teams.


Dental School
Marquette University School of Dentistry (2008), General Dentistry
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry (2012), Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Medical School
Louisiana State University School of Medicine (2014), Medicine
University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (2015), General Surgery
University of Tennessee Medical Center Knoxville (2016), Maxillofacial Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery

Research Interest

  • Improving access to care
  • Medication related osteonecrosis of the jaws
  • Oral and Head and Neck Pathology
  • Osteoradionecrosis of the jaws


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

External Reference Nasal Pin for Orthognathic Maxillary Positioning: What Is the Proper Method of Placement?
Ruckman P, Schlieve T, Borba AM, Miloro M J. Oral Maxillofac. Surg. 2016 Feb 74 2 399.e1-9
An Aggressive Anterior Mandibular Adenomatoid Odontogenic Tumor: A Case Report
Gill D, Schlieve T J Dent & Oral Disord 2016 5 2 1025
How do general dentists and orthodontists determine where to refer patients requiring oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures?
Schlieve T, Funderburk J, Flick W, Miloro M, Kolokythas A J. Oral Maxillofac. Surg. 2015 Mar 73 3 509-13
Topical Refrigerant Spray for Pediatric Venipuncture for Outpatient Surgery
Schlieve T, Miloro M Oral and Maxillofacial Cases 2015 1 2


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Honors & Awards

  • 1st Place Clinical Poster Award
    University of Illinois at Chicago Clinic and Research Day (2016)
  • Manuscript Review
    Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Medicine, and Pathology (2015)
  • Manuscript Review
    Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (2014)
  • Manuscript Review
    International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (2013)
  • 1st Place Clinical Poster Award
    University of Illinois at Chicago Clinic and Research Day (2012)